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North India Temples

India is a land of immense diversity. Different religions and cultures thrive here. Though every religion exists every where in India, it is especially, the place of worship, the pattern and architecture that really matters. North India temples exhibit the classical 'Nagara' style of architecture. An explicit and unique feature of the north India temples is the absence of elaborate and complex rituals associated with worship and also being less orthodox. Many north India temples exist based on the religion. There are a plenty of Hindu temples, Budhist temples, Gurudwaras as well as Jain temples in the northern India. The most famous of the north India temples according to popularity are as follows:

Delhi The Lakshmi Narayan Temple or Birla Mandir is the most famous of the north India temples. This most visited temple was constructed in the year 1938 by Raja Baldev Das Birla and is in the center of Delhi. The temple is dedicated to the Godess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu, and many people across all faiths, nationality and religions visit this temple daily and get captivated by brilliant paintings adorning its walls and by the artificial mountainous landscape and waterfalls.

Haryana Haryana is a land of temples and the famous temple here is the Bhawani Amba Temple in Ambala. This temple is the most visited and sacred temple, dedicated to the Goddess Amba Devi or Bhawani Devi. The name of the Ambala town is said to be derived from the Goddess name Devi Amba.

Himachal Pradesh This famous Chamunda Devi temple located in Palampur along the Baner River is dedicated to the Goddess Durga or Chamunda . The deity here is regarded as extremely sacred and covered entirely in Red cloth. In the temple the devotees can view depictions from the Devi Mahatmya, Ramayan and Mahabharata.

Jammu and Kashmir Located at an altitude of nearly 3800 kms the Amarnath Scaves are most famous in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir as well as throughout the world. Inside the cave is an ice stalagmite taking the shape of a Shiva Linga is said to change its shape and size with the phases of moon and it is believed that it is here that Lord Shiva revelead the 'secret of life and eternity' to Parvati. Pilgrimage to these caves is taken by devotees on foot covering almost 42 kms in four to five days.

List of temples in North India ordered by States in North India:

Temples in Madhya Pradesh Temples in Delhi Temples in Rajasthan
Temples in Uttarakhand Temples in Himachal Pradesh Temples in J & K
Temples in UP Temples in Punjab  

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